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Tips for Better Home Ventilation

During the summer, when the temperatures are blazing, it’s easy to think that the best way to keep your home cool and comfortable is by closing up your house and blasting the AC. However, not only is this very expensive, but it is also not as effective as you might think. Instead, focus on ventilation.

Improved ventilation is good for your home in many ways. It will improve your indoor air quality, your comfort in your home, and take some stress off of your air conditioning unit. Keep reading for a few helpful ventilation tips!

Exhaust Fans

Exhaust fans are perfect for spaces that generate a lot of heat and moisture, such as your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room. These fans work by pulling heat and moisture from the air and redistributing it to the outdoors through vents.

Ceiling Fans

Did you know that when using a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting by 4 degrees and still remain comfortable in your home? Ceiling fans operate by generating a draft that circulates throughout your room, but make sure that you turn it to the “summer” setting! This ensures that it rotates counterclockwise and pushes air into the room rather than upwards towards the ceiling.

Windows

Opening your windows is another great way to improve natural ventilation in your home. The summers in Redlands get pretty hot so limit this to the mornings and evenings when the sun is not shining down at its full strength.

Dehumidifier

Install either a whole home dehumidifier or a single room dehumidifier to eliminate unwanted moisture from the air throughout your home. This can also eliminate allergens and bacteria from growing in your home.

For all of your air quality, air conditioning or indoor comfort questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Redlands | Henry Bush Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning.

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